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RTA prepares for scheduled 15-year audit

The Regional Transportation Authority in Pima County is nearing the end of its 15th year in operation and, as such, will undergo its second scheduled financial performance audit. The audit is called for in the state statutes that authorized the authority to create both a plan and tax proposal that … Read more »

Understanding the RTA’s tax revenue

The Regional Transportation Authority projects are each at least partially funded by a transaction privilege tax, or sales tax, that voters approved for this purpose. The 0.5% tax is collected throughout Pima County on items subject to the tax. These categories include: Mining Utilities Communications Restaurants and bars Amusements Commercial … Read more »

Regional planning includes RTA projects

Pima Association of Governments is seeking public input on its draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years 2022-2026, and the draft includes projects from the Regional Transportation Authority plan. The PAG document covers the final five years of the voter-approved RTA plan through June 2026. The RTA Board has … Read more »

News Release: Virtual open houses set for public review of proposed 5-year transportation funding schedule

Pima Association of Governments (PAG), the federally designated metropolitan planning organization for the greater Tucson region, is hosting two virtual open houses for public review of the draft Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, for fiscal years 2022-2026. The TIP schedules regional, state and federal funding for transportation projects over the … Read more »

Downtown Links project update – April 2021

The 10-by-12-foot concrete box culverts installed underneath the new Downtown Links roadway surface will carry water to the Santa Cruz River and remove many downtown neighborhood properties from the floodplain. Downtown Links is one of 35 roadway corridor projects funded in the Regional Transportation Authority’s 20-year regional transportation plan approved … Read more »

Regional planning underway with CAC

Developing a regional transportation plan is no simple task. The Regional Transportation Authority is carrying out a voter-approved plan for 20 years of transportation infrastructure and transit service improvements. Members of the RTA’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) are working on a second RTA plan to identify a slate of projects … Read more »

CAC’s goal: enhance the region’s future

The Regional Transportation Authority’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is tackling challenging questions about regional transportation priorities and will take on that task using the best available information about our future. For example, we know the use of autonomous vehicles is emerging, even if we can’t yet predict the pace of … Read more »

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